One size doesn’t fit all. Weinstein doesn’t equal Franken or Ansari. But gray areas are too difficult to maneuver though the social media landscape and not as newsworthy. That’s why I’m fed up with some of the people involved in the #MeToo movement. What was started by a Black women who heard a young girl tell a harrowing tale of molestation has been co-opted by Hollywood and wealthy women who can freely say #MeToo and still make money, be famous, keep their gig, get on with their life. Their #MeToo ‘s are heard louder and promoted more heavily than those of poor women, women of color and women who are still too traumatized, too vulnerable financially, too scared to lose their kids or their life to even whisper #MeToo, let alone type it online. Some women inflate stories, change stories, fuck guys than change their minds after the fact and lie about it. Some women want their 15 minutes of fame. Lots of men have gotten away with destroying women on many levels, I’m not debating that fact. But some women can, too. Let’s not close our eyes to the fact that sometimes women are guilty of inflating shit, making shit up or giving such mixed signals that the guy doesn’t know what the hell she wants and either does she.
As charming/quaint as this NYT photo of people casting votes in Iowa by tossing paper in a pic-a-nik basket, this is an election for a candidate for the president of the United States, not the local Grange. At least these Republicans are actually voting. Iowa Democrats trade S&H Green Stamps to find a winner. And each state has it’s own voodoo workin’ to make a decision. No matter what your party or candidate preference is, whether you’re happy, sad, both or neither today, we need to overhaul the presidential primary process. I feel a hashtag coming on! #PPPoverhaul